SOCIAL MOVEMENTS: HOW ORDINARY PEOPLE MAKE EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY


Date/Time
Mon, October 8, 2012
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location
Clilne Library Assembly Hall

Category(ies)


Lecture & Book Signing.

Peter Dreier: E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and Chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College.

A picture of Peter Drier and his Book.

Dreier believes the radical ideas of one generation become the common sense of the next generation. His book highlights 100 social movement activists of the 20th century, who fought for things that we now consider to be common sense: women’s suffrage, progressive income tax, old age insurance, eight hour workday, an end to lynching, and government
subsidized healthcare. All of these activists were considered utopian dreamers, socialists, or impractical idealists in their day. But they combined their ideals with those of millions of ordinary people and made extraordinary history.

Free to attend. Book available for purchase.

This event is sponsored by: Northern Arizona University’s Politics and International Affairs; the Master’s in Sustainable Communities Program; and the Program in Community, Culture and Environment and by Flagstaff for Democracy.